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gined. Dr. Williams's idea concerning this kind of impregnation was given in his former treatise, in which he maintained that the Yupposed sulphureous waters of Aix-la-Chapelle contained only those principles of which sulphur is formed, and not sulphur already produced. The Sauveniere water ħas the same ingredients as the Powhun, but in different proportions ; and has a much inferior degree of medicinal virtue. The Tonneler is likewise impregnated with the Yame general ingredients, but poflefies a larger portion of the fpirituoos volatile parts than any other wwers in the place. The Greif beek water contains a greater quancity of acid, and much less cersene parts than the Pouhun, but is also composed upon the fame principles. The Wurtroz nearly resembles the Sauveniere, and Though generally regarded as a purgative water, has no ingredients which give it a claim to that property:

Having thus experimentally determined the qualities of the several Spa waters, oor Author proceeds to a consideration of the mesical uses and abuses of each respectively, which he establishes by a nunber of well-described fatisfactory cafes. He is particularly severe in his censures of the manner of exhibiting the waters usually practised by the physicians who attend the place; which is, to drench their patients with large quantities, all drank in the space of two or three hours in the morning, thereby overloading the stomach, and vioJently heating the constitution, so as frequently to bring on very alarming consequences. A famous professor of Lausanne comes in for a large thare of this censure, and indeed, as appears from the cases related, not without ample cause. This part of the work will not admit of abridgment or extracts, but seems highly deserving the attention of all concerned in the exhibition of the Spa waters. Toward the conclufion of the work there is some philosophical reasoning concerning the spirituous impregnation of the waters, which is less clear and satisfactory than might be wished ; owing to a want of suficient acquaintance with the properties of fixed air. This the Doctor seems to consider as no more than common or elementary air reduced to a particular fate, in which it enters into the composition of bodies ; whereas it is certain from late experiments, that the substance diftinguished (improperly indeed) by that appellation, polsesses properties essentially different from common air ; being in fact an acid of a particular pature, and capable of forming the medium by which a metallic body is united to a mineral water, without the aid of any other acid or spirituous substance.

A. Art. 15. Physical Dissertations; in which the various Causes,

Qualities, and Symptoms incident to the Scurvy and Gout are comprehenfively created on, &c. &c. By Francis Spillbary. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. Wilkie. 1778.

Our former acquaintance, Mr. Spillbury, has here, by the help of his Medical Di&tionary, or some other comprehensive work, difhed out a farrago of literature, as various and heterogeneous in its contents as his Antifcorbutic Drops. The manner and matter of it fo much resemble chofe of his former productions, that we find nothing to remark in it, except a stroke of effrontery a little superior to any we have before observed in him ; which is a dedication of his quackbill to the College of Physicians.

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Art. 16. Methods of Cure in some particular Cafes of Infanity;

the Epilepsy, Hypochondriacal Affection, Hyfteric Paffion, and
Nervous Disorders. Prefixed with some Account of each of these
Complaints. By W. Perfect, Surgeon. 8vo.

2 s. 6 d.

Rochera ter printed for Dodfey, &c. 1778.

We find nothing in these · methods of cure' fingular and important enough to select for our medical Readers. Indeed, the publicarion seems intended rather to inform patients of the skill and success of the Writer, than to afford initruction to the practitioner. That Mr. Perfe&t's plan of treatment may be in general rational and proper, we do not at all question; but somewhat more than the night narration of a few partially selected cases, is neceffary to the real im. provement of medical practice; though it may fufficiently anfwer biber jurposes.

A.
Art. 17. A Treatise on the Nature and Quality of those Diseases of

the Liver and biliary Ducis, which arise from a Want of Attention
and Regularity in the Manner of living, &c. &c. By R. Bath,
Surgeon. 8vo. 2 5. Newbery, 1777.

We do not remember to have read a more tiresome quack bill. We
had rather take the Author's Hepatic Elence and Prophylactic Poruder
both together, than another dose of his writings.
Art. 18. A Treatise on Hysterical and Nervous Disorders. By

Daniel Smith, M.D. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Carnan and Newbery,

Some folks have absolutely no conscience at all! Here does Dr. Daniel Smith, instead of diftributing his bills, printed on soft paper, at the corners of streets, gratis, according to ancient and laudable cuftom ; charge eighteen pence for them, in form of a Treatise, of which ho pages out of 77 are a quotation from Sydenham. O tema para, O mores!

A.
Art. 19. An Account of the epidemical fore Throat, with the Me-

thod of Treatment; illustrated by Cafes and Observations. By G.
Leviton, M. D. Physician to the General Medical Asylum. Svo.
Is. 6 d. White. 1778.

That the history of particular epidemics is an important and use-
ful part of medical writing, will be universally acknowledged; but
there is nothing in phyfic, perhaps, that requires greater fagacity,
and a more comprehensive and accurate view of the subject, to be
difcuffed in a masterly manner. The Writer before us candidly ac-
knowledges his denciency in point of the means of informacion de-
rived from extentive practice; and we are sorry to be obliged also to
assure him thar nis asilities as a writer appear equally inadequate to
the cakk he ha: ateinpred. It is, indeed a crude and trifling per-
formance, and contain many inaccuracies of composition which can
not be excused in a meinber of a liberal and learned profeffion. A.

POETICA L.
Art. 20 America LA A Poem of Condolence.' Addressed

to B icarn.a. 400. 1 $. 6 d. Lewis, near Burlington House.

Sorne patriotic toorman, or cobler scientific, “arm d for virtue,"
here teps forth,

to point the pen,
“ brand the bold front of shameless guilty men—"

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No, not a cobler. He must be a footman, by his jealousy of the foreigo fervants :

• Are we fo partial to these foreign knaves ?
Muit Britons (even here) be Frenchmen's Naves ?
Or is our great men quite averse to thane?
If not, themselves muft their own conduct blame ;
For (befides caufing so much discontent)
We pay our country this rough compliment :
That foreign servants does all ours excel,

Or why is not the English lik'd as well?''
This is a fellow of infinite honesty, no doubt; and his poen
ought to sell, that he may be encouraged to go on, will he has 10-
tally demolilhed all the French

• Valets, mademoiselles, and hair dreffers. For, as he fagely infers,

• French paint, French foppery, and French perfume,

United seems to ibrear'n England's doom.' This honest man's bearty and zealous expreflion of loyalty, in these days of discontent, ought not to pass unnoticed, or unapplauded:

• Our King (the 'nointed guardian of th' nation)

Shews trae magnanimity, on this occasion.' Io short, we seldom see such admirable verses-except about Cbriß. mas time. Art. 21. An Adieu to the Turf; a poetical Epistle from the Earl of An to his Grace the

Apof Y-k. 400. 2s Smith. 1778.

Some caort wit, á knowing oni too, has given, in arcb nambers,
the laft words and dying speech of a Newmarket peer.- Very severe
on the Earl of Abingdon,---for furning parriot.
Art. 22. Tyranny the worst Taxation; a poetical Epistle to the

Right Hon. Lord N- ostensible Prime Mioitter. By the
Author of Royal Perseverance. 4to. I s. 6 d. Bew,

It is curious to read one of these four produ&ions immediately af-
ter a birth-day ode; which happens to be our present case: to a
mhouthful of honey, fucceeds a mouthful of vinegar.-For Royal Per-
severance, see our laft, p. 395.
Art. 23. The Journey of Dr. Robert Bongout, and his Lady, to

Barb. Performed in the Year 1774, 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. Dodsley. 1778.

A poor attempt at humour, in wretched doggrel. Some particu-
lar person, a dealer in pidures, seems to have been the objeãt of the
satire,
Art. 24. An Invocation to the Genius of Britain. 4to. I S.

Dodsley. 1778.
Not sufficiently powerful, we apprehend, to awake the drowfee
BRITANNIA,- for

the timely dew of sleep
Now falling, with soft flumb'rous weight inclines
Her eye-lids."

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Art. 25. An Elegy on the much-lamented Death of George Lord

Pigot. 410. 'I s. 6 d. Bew. 1778. Dedicated to the brother of the late Lord Pigot ; and fitter for the friendly than the critical eye..

Art. 26. Love Elegies. 4to. 2 s. 6 d. Kearsly. As there are many good lines, and some genius and fancy in these poems, we will not be offended with their faults.

We thall recommend it, nevertheless, to the Author to be offended with them, as much as he pleases.

1. Art. 27. Fashion ; a Poem : Addressed to the Ladies of Great

Britain., In Two Books. 410. 2 s, Williains. This poem, too, contains leveral good verses, and we hall, there. fore, connive at some which do not come under that description. Ubi plura nitent, &c. is a proper rule in candid criticism. The fatire, however, we concejve, will be lost, as it is chiefly pointed as the levities, the follies, and the feathers of the fair.

L.
Art. 28. The Woman of Fashion; a Poem: In a Letter from

Lady Maria Modif io Lady Belinda Artless. 4to. I S. 6d,
Bew. 1778.

Another facire on the follies and feathers of the fair, who, the
Poet observes, wear the feathers of the oltrich, and, like her,

leave all their eggs for the sun to bring out.' It is in the fiyle of the Bath Guide poetry, and by no incans with out humour. Art. 29. Verses on the present State of Ireland. By a Lady. 4to.

1 s. 6 d. Limfly. We cay lay little for the poetry, but much for the humanity of this good Lady, who pleads Itrongly for the diftreffes of the Irish poor.

L. Art. 30. An Elegy; written in Canterbury Cathedral, by John Duncombe, M. A. One of the Six Preachers. 410.

Is 6d. Dodfley.

There is a fimplicity adapted to elegiac poetry which ought al-
ways to be kept in fight; at the same time it should never fall into
inelegancy of expresion. That fault is feen strongly in this poem;
where we meet with many such lines as these :
Prelates who proppe, or under mind the crown.

unharmonious ears.
Thither what crowds from every clime' repair,

The fick in boay, she diftress' in mind,
Peers, Prelates, Kings and all their weight of care,

By weightier gold allifted, leave behind.'
The low expreslion, fock in budy, and the not less low conceit' of
górigbt of care and weightier gold, are almost beneath criticism.

• Discord soon founds th'alarm-with ciubs and stones,

Fanatic zeal each mitred saint affails.
The poem is chiefly hiftorical, and cooraios some taozas which
do the Author no discrédit.

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Art. 38. Appendix ; containing fome Observations upon the

Language of the Poems attributed to Rowley; tending to prove that they were written not by any ancient Author, but entirely by Thomas Chatterton. 8vo. 6 d. Payne.

How, equal this Writer is to the task he bas taken upon him will eppear from a single passage. Rowley says,

• And for a Bodekyn a Swartbe obseyne.' The critic says, Bodekin a word different from Rowley's] is used | by Chaucer more than once to signify a bodkin, or dagger. I know not that it bad any other fignification in his time. Swarche, used as a noun, has no sense that I am acquainted with.'

The rense is, and of a body become a ghot.' Bodykin for body, and swartbe for a ghost have still a provincial existence; and as the word swartbe in that sense, is peculiar only to the North of Eog land, a region which Chatterton never saw, it confirms us still more in our final decision, that many of the poems ascribed to Rowley are certainly original.

To swear by God's body was anciently a common oath, and the qualified expression of Odds Bodykins is still in being. . Art. 32. A poetical, fupplicating, modest, and affecting Epifle te

those literary Cololufes the Reviewers, 4to. I s. Baldwin As we know not of any Reviewers, except our own corps, we ap. prehend this droll epistle must be addresied to us. We forgive the Author his satire for the sake of his humour, and beg he would con: tribute to relieve the neceslities he describes : for it must be owned that we have appetites, though born on this fide the Tweed. . Art. 33. Poetical Essays on religious Subjects. By, a Clergyman.

4to. 2 s. Hogg. 1778. Very orthodox, pious, and good; we use the lat epithet in its devout senfe, without any reference to the poetry. The Author has added fome little pieces, which are not termed religious: of these take the following specimen :

THE KING.
Three royal Georges let my muse recite;
The forf, by all, the Great was deem’d,
The second was the Good esteem'd,

But in the third, the Great and Good UNITE.
The Author is equally loyal and liberal to the Queen, and the
Royal Family.'
Art. 34. The Spirit of Frazer to General Burgayne. An Ode.

To which is added, The Death of Hilda ; an American Tale. Joscribed to Mrs. Macaulay. 4to. 18. Bath printed, and sold by Goldsmith in London. 1778.

Of all the spirits we ever conversed with, this is the most spiritless. It perfuades General Burgoyne (who, it seems, took its advicc) to yield the day to Gates :

• Reason's voice commands chee, yield :

Ev'n Frenzy's self would scarce oppose !
Tempt not the horrors of the field,
Nor brave surrounding foes -

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